Today I am posting my annual wall Christmas tree of all the Christmas cards that we receive from our friends and family near and far. The tree is a nice blend of traditional, photo and handmade cards. I will do a handmade card parade in the next couple of days.
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Not sure what has gotten into me this year but I have made so many different Christmas cards and am now overwhelmed with finding time to post them all. Even worse is deciding which card goes to which friend or family member.
So bear with me while I post multi cards in one post.
So I showed you the handmade card parade with the previous post but there are some lovely tradtional cards that have the look of handmade that deserve recognition. These cards have pop dots, glimmer or some form of an embellishment that the sender knows the quality of handmade but just does not have the time to make. These cards are loved as well.
Card sent by Kim Morris- Collinsville IL
Card sent by Traci Myers- Powell OH
Card Sent by Karen Phelps- Maryville IL
Card Sent by Mary Patton- Pickerington OH
Today’s post shows the handmade cards that Cammie and I have received from our friends and family. Some of the cards we received were the same and some of our friends took time to send us both different cards. We appreciate the time that went into making these cards and want to showcase their talents.
Todays post is a display that my husband made while I was out on Christmas Eve day doing some last minute shopping. My husband, Brad, is very artistic and made use of the blank wall and all the Christmas cards we received from friends and family this year. It was funny when Brad had the whole tree done and then the mailman delivered 6 more cards which meant that Brad had to re-arrange and add the new cards to his photo gallery.
We sent out 158 Christmas cards and received 64 cards this year (but who’s counting). The cards broke down as follows:
Handmade-8 will post them later
Traditional cards – 28 Of the 28 traditional cards, 4 were what I considered close to handmade
We also got a variety of Christmas newsletters nestled in with the Christmas cards
I loved my Christmas card wall tree so much that I may just start a new tradition and display the cards each year.
I sent out an inital 150 handmade cards and then had to send out 8 additional to new people that have never been on my list before so that is 158 hand made cards this holiday season. In return, I received 12 handmade cards (as seen in this post), 40 photo cards and 36 standard Christmas cards and 2 Christmas letters – a 55% return. As I say every year, I am going to remake my list and check it twice next year and skip the handmade card and switch to the photocards with no personal note or handwriting at all, addressed with the avery label and a return address label and a self sticking stamp… this time I am serious I really like the simplicity of the photo cards and I will limit my handmade cards to 2 dozen. Stay tuned.